Income inequality as seen from spacepersquaremile.com

From Tim De Chant’s Per Square Mile blog:

Last week, I wrote about how urban trees—or the lack thereof—can reveal income inequality. After writing that article, I was curious, could I actually see income inequality from space? It turned out to be easier than I expected.

He makes some interesting comparisons from satellite images of cities around the world. Here is where I live in Bushwick, Brooklyn compared with the place in New York State with the highest per-capita income, Hewlett Bay Park.

Bushwick, Brooklyn (per capita income is $11,871)

Hewlett Bay Park, Long Island (per capita income is $113,320)

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